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What you eat really does play a huge role in your overall condition.
Perfect Food RAW Organic Green Super Food from Garden of Life is full of vegetables like alfalfa, ginger, green pepper, garlic, asparagus, and cabbage. It also contains an assortment of sprouted grains and a blend of 19 probiotics and enzymes. (★★★★☆)
Elite Recoup contains Branch Chain Amino Acids and complex of B vitamins. While formulated to reduce muscle soreness and shorten recovery time between workouts, I found this easy-to-use powder equally effective as a pre-workout stimulant thanks to the addition of Citrulline Malate. My favorite pre-workout cocktail includes 5g of high-quality creatine mixed with 2 scoops of Elite Recoup. We give it: ★★★★☆.
Research shows that cinnamon is an excellent way to lower blood glucose levels after consuming sugary or carb-dense foods. If you're serious about fat loss, cinnamon extract should be an integral part of your program!
Research shows consuming 250-1,000 mg of high-quality polyunsaturated Omega-3's per day reduces inflammation and pain from physical training, reduces stress and lowers body fat. Read our review of Carlon Labs Super Omega-3 Gems Fish Oil to find out how it can help you improve practically everything.
Magic Green Pills? Hardly...
My brief review of Applied Nutrition's Green Tea Fat Burning Pills. Bottom line: drink green tea or buy MuscleTech's Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite instead.
Carbohydrates at its finest!
Tired of feeling fat after eating all those post-workout carbohydrates? Try a scoop of Glycomaize from Optimum Nutrition and get all the muscle-building benefits without that bloated feeling.
Solaray Probiotics: How the powerful get more powerful
Probiotics help maintain a very important balance of microorganisms in your digestive tract that aid in everything. Supplementing with a high-quality probiotic is the best way to keep your body working at it's prime.
CLA from eVitamins
What if you can't find a high-quality meat? What if all you have access to is garbage?
Does red wine have any health benefits?
Today we have a brief follow-up review of Arginine's baby brother, L-Citrulline.
L-Citrulline: The underdog of strength!
Is salt really harmful?
This month, my friends at eVitamins.com sent me L-Glutamine and Double-Strength L-Arginine from NOW FOODS to review. Let's jump right in.
Glutamine and Arginine: Your new power combo!
Lee Priest in the Off Season.
How to bulk up without getting fat.
: in this week's Gymchat
we'll be returning to a critical area that's often overlooked (or at the very least, not given a great deal of thought
); the various things we consume before/during/after our time in the gym. Maik
will help to clarify what particular types of foods do during these periods, why and how. And naturally, if you've got any questions on your own nutritional needs, we'll be more than happy to go through as many as possible.
Join us for Workout Nutrition II
As a self-proclaimed professional caffeine junky, Vasopro Xtreme from Mega-Pro has a lot to live up to.
Vasopro, from Mega-Pro
My review of Isopure low carb whey protein.
Whole eggs are better for you.
A Hardcore Pre-workout Supplement
A look at the superb MuscleTech NeuroCore.
What is the best time of the day to work out?
During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+
, the Forums
and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.
Does cardio on an empty stomach burn more fat?
Will Red Meat kill you? A defense.
: in this week's Gymchat we'll be discussing the nutritional potential of a bit of dietary supplementation
; whether that involves a little fine-tuning or a major overhaul.
The empty promises of the supplement industry.
8 bodybuilding foods that will help you put on muscle quickly.